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Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is a beautiful stretch of water in the Canterbury Region on New Zealand's South Island. Together with Lake Pukaki and Lake Ohau they are located at the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin. Located at about 700 metres above sea level, it is around 83 square kilometres big and is a major attraction in the region.

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The beautiful Mt Cook in New Zealand
Church of the Good Shepherd
Sunset light over the Church of the Good Shepherd
Late afternoon light over the Church of the Good Shepherd
Landscape between Lake Tekapo and Lake Alexandrina

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YHA Lake Tekapo

YHA Lake Tekapo

Overlooking the ever-changing never-boring always-gorgeous startlingly blue waters of Lake Tekapo, this hostel has stolen my heart. I have spent days just sitting behind the huge windows of its lounge, clutching a cup of tea and marveling at the view. ... more

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Lake Tekapo Discussions

  • South Island planning - Tekapo problem.....
    coach around we have two options – go north via Dunedin or via Twizel & Tekapo. I REALLY want to go to Tekapo but I would also like to see the east coast via Dunedin & obviously I can’t do both!! I ...

  • Christchurch and surrounding areas
    Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo! That is, assuming you're into beautiful nature, seeing stunning scenery and doing some nice hiking. The climb to the top of Mt. John is a must do (~3-4 hours roundtrip). Only ~3 hours drive from Christchurch. If it's nice weather, and you have the money, do ...

  • South island
    Due to the budget constrain, i am considering whether to include Lake Tekapo and Mt cook as part of my itenarary...are they consider as the "Must See" spots that if i don't go, it will become my big regret? ...

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YHA Lake Tekapo
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Overlooking the ever-changing never-boring always-gorgeous startlingly blue waters of Lake Tekapo, this hostel has stolen my heart.
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